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Nirvana, Foo Fighter Frontman Dave Grohl to Direct "Sound City" Documentary

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood May 3, 2012 at 4:35PM

Dave Grohl, the famed frontman of Foo Fighters and drummer of Nirvana, will direct and produce a music documentary, "Sound City," on the legendary music studio. From the trailer - posted below - it already looks frenetic and chock full with self-congratulatory interviews. But for fans of the infamous recording studio...
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A letter about Sound City from Dave Grohl
A letter about Sound City from Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl, the famed frontman of Foo Fighters and drummer of Nirvana, will direct and produce a music documentary, "Sound City," on the legendary music studio.  From the trailer -- posted below -- it already looks frenetic and chock full of self-congratulatory interviews.  But for fans of the infamous recording studio in Van Nuys, California, Grohl's "Sound City" is sure to provide an insider's perspective.

Last year, Grohl purchased the legendary Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City studios.  First built in 1972, the studio is considered to have the foremost set of analog recording equipment.  Sound City's roster of musicians speak to its famed quality; the artists recorded in the space include Neil Young, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Guns and Roses, Rage Against the Machine, Metallica, and Fleetwood Mac. Nirvana recorded their breakout and landscape-changing album "Nevermind" in Sound City in 1991, thus cementing Grohl's lasting relationship to the studio.

Roswell Films, a division of the Roswell Records label that releases Foo Fighters music, will distribute the film. More information on "Sound City" here.
 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.